Global Economic Prospects June 2015

... -2 -1 0 1 2 2015 2016 2017 G4 long-term interest rates Capital inflows to
emerging and developing countries (percent ... model assuming a range of
passthrough rates to Euro Area, U.K. and Japanese bond yields, from zero to 100

Author: The World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464804850

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Global growth is expected to be 2.8 percent in 2015, but is expected to pick up to 3.2 percent in 2016-17. Growth in developing countries and some high-income countries is set to disappoint again this year. The prospect of rising borrowing costs will compound the challenges many developing countries are facing as they adapt to an era of low commodity prices. Risks to this outlook remain tilted to the downside. This edition of Global Economic Prospects includes two Special Features that analyze the policy challenges raised by the two transitions in developing countries: the risks associated with the first U.S. central bank interest rate increase since 2006 and the implications of persistently low commodity prices for low-income countries. Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report that examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on developing countries, on a semiannual basis (in January and June). The January edition includes in-depth analyses of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries while the June edition contains shorter analytical pieces.

The Case Against 2 Per Cent Inflation

inflation any time soon in the midst of great recession, they would surely give less
to 3%. Interest rates at zero would in no way be equivalent to −3% in real terms
just because the Bank of Japan and Fed are trumpeting a 3% inflation standard.

Author: Brendan Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319893572

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 754

This book analyses the controversial and critical issue of 2% inflation targeting, currently practised by central banks in the US, Japan and Europe. Where did the 2% target inflation originate, and for what reason? Do these reasons stand up to scrutiny? This book explores these key questions, contributing to the growing debate that the global 2% inflation standard prescribed by the central banks in the advanced economies globally is actually contributing to the economic malaise of these nations. It presents novel theoretical perspectives, intertwined with historical and market understanding, and features analysis that draws on monetary theory (including Austrian school), behavioural finance, and finance theory. Alongside rigorous analysis of the past and present, the book also features forward looking chapters, exploring how the 2% global inflation standard could collapse and what would ideally follow its demise, including a new look at the role of gold.

OECD Economic Surveys Japan 2015

Japan's Strategy states that the country needs to shift “from an excessive
employment stability policy to a policy of supporting labour movement to enable
individuals to smoothly change jobs”. ... 50 0 0 Top 500 universities Publications
in the top-quartile journals International co-authorship International co-patenting
... 1 2 Per cent of GDP Per cent of GDP
0.20 0.31.

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264232370


Page: 144

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This 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Japan examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. Special chapters cover enhancing innovation and dynamism; and reducing government debt.

The Chile 2015 Illapel Earthquake and Tsunami

... 2014/4/1 Iquique Mw 8.1 South America plate Nazca 2015/9/16 plate 1 8 3 7 1
9 6 0 Illapel Mw 8.3 2010/2/27 Maule Mw 8.8 1 7 3 7 40 ̊S Figure 1 ... The
tsunami caused 61 and 142 fatalities in Hawaii and Japan, respectively (Atwater
et al.

Author: Carla Braitenberg

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319578227

Category: Science

Page: 335

View: 239

This volume presents a collection of contributions that were published in "Pure and Applied Geophysics - pageoph" and which deals with the major earthquake that hit Illapel, Chile on September 16, 2015 with magnitude 8.3, and associated trans-oceanic tsunami. The subducting Nazca plate beneath the Andes caused this major earthquake, generating strong shaking, permanent deformation, free oscillations of the Earth, and tsunamis. This event occurred in the flat-angle subducting segment of the plate.The generated tsunami spread throughout the entire Pacific Ocean and was recorded by numerous coastal tide gauges and open-ocean DART stations. All articles give an up-to-date account of research in one of the most active seismic zones worldwide. An introductory article by Kenji Satake rounds this collection off.

Political Handbook of the World 2015

On June 2, 2010, Hatoyama became the fourth prime minister in a row to serve
less than a year. ... The constitution of May 3, 1947, converted Japan from an
absolute to a constitutional monarchy by transferring ... The media watchdog
group attributed the fall to a “lack of transparency” and “almost zero respect for
access to ...

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483371581

Category: Reference

Page: 1888

View: 377

The Political Handbook of the World provides timely, thorough, and accurate political information, with more in-depth coverage of current political controversies than any other reference guide. The updated 2015 edition will continue to be the most authoritative source for finding complete facts and analysis on each country’s governmental and political makeup. Compiling in one place more than 200 entries on countries and territories throughout the world, this volume is renowned for its extensive coverage of all major and minor political parties and groups in each political system. It also provides names of key ambassadors and international memberships of each country, plus detailed profiles of more than 30 intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies. And this annual update includes coverage of current events, issues, crises, and controversies from the course of this year.

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics

... Si ) 13,13 ) which exhibit the first - order metamagnetic transition just above Tc .
14,15 ) Figure 2 shows the profiles at several temperatures in zero field in the
diffraction ... T = 316 K 220 400,004 Decreasing 2015 | 122 Jpn . J. Appl . Phys .




Category: Physics


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Japanese Journal of Mathematics

And also by Cesàro ' s theorem * ) = lim z * = dezviso : = 1 02 ( 2 ) k - olox
therefore lim 0 , xe2aisø ) = 0 , lim 0 , ( xe2015 $ ) x = 1 the argument of 0 . (
xe21186 ) being equal to the sum of those of d and 2zif If the following inequality
is satisfied ...




Category: Mathematics


View: 151

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2014 2015 Edition

Within colonial empires (A) Hawaii's ethnic diversity produced continu- ing
tensions (B) the Japanese were tolerant of ethnic ... (A) Imperialist powers
planned for rapid decolonization after World War II. ... of ceremonial pyramids (B)
the independent discovery of the value of zero as a place holder (C) persistent
pressure from ...

Author: Peggy J. Martin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071802444

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 607

Get ready for your AP exam with this straightforward and easy-to-follow study guide, updated for all the latest exam changes! 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and provides model tests that reflect the latest version of the exam. Inside you will find: 5-Step Plan to a Perfect 5: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence 2 complete practice AP World History exams 3 separate plans to fit your study style Review material updated and geared to the most recent tests Savvy information on how tests are constructed, scored, and used

Moody s Bond Survey

Baa3 $ 2 , 100 . 0 mill . Conv . Liquid Yield Flt . Rt . Notes , 1995 . . . . . Aal to Aa2
$ 1 , 000 . 0 mill . 4 . 75 % Power Bond Option Notes , 2013 . ... 75s , 2015 (
Exchange Offer ) . . . . Ba3 1993 100 mill . Swiss Franc Swiss Bond $ 500 . 0 mill .
7 . 95 % Notes , 2000 . . Ba2 . : : . ... 0 mill . 7 . 45 % Notes , 1998 . . Ba2 Rev .
Dual Japan Bond8 . 8s , Sub . Debenture 12 . 758 , 2001 B3 to Caa Conv . Debt
Securities ...




Category: Bonds


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WTO E commerce and Information Technologies

elimination of duties by 2015. ... Japanese submissions seek the participation of
all WTO Members in the ITA and an expansion of the ITA product coverage to ...
fibres.168 The Japanese submissions further suggest a zerofor - zero approach
for consumer electrical products and ... them , citing the failed efforts to add these
products in the ITA II negotiations.169 Japan proposes a five - year phase - in
with ...

Author: Sacha Wunsch-Vincent

Publisher: New York : United Nations Information and Communication Technologies Task Force


Category: Electronic commerce

Page: 175

View: 923

The purpose of this paper is to take stock and explain most of the IT- and ecommerce- related WTO issues. It provides a historical overview of the WTO's role with regard to e-commerce and IT trade between 1995 and 2003 and provides the contextual background to the complex set of existing rules, categories and debates. Its aim is to inform the representatives of developing nations, civil society, and others who want or need to understand more about the WTO's role in Information Technology governance and policy. Three key questions are addressed throughout the paper: How has the WTO approached e-commerce so far, and what results have been achieved? How can e-commerce be deconstructed into "baskets" of IT goods and services to clarify the issues at stake? How are the interests of developing nations included and addressed in the WTO's current approach to e-commerce?

Patents Abstracts of Japan

3-1 1 : host system interface control device , 2 : control program memory . ... To
prevent incorrect operation and to attain " 0 " start precisely by enabling zero
restoration only when the highest digit numerical wheel displays a specific
numeral .




Category: Patents


View: 656

Japanese Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics

... Ac + t45 146 t47 t48 +1.463 + 2-504 -0.188 -3032 -1.864 -0.101 -0.228 -0.502 -
1.355 -1.014 172 t73 174 175 t76 + 0-517 ... -1-058 -2-939 - 2.878 -1.393 2015
t67 t68 t69 t70 171 +1.169 +0.465 +2495 +3.187 + 0-830 16 +3.175 -1.992 K -14






View: 613

Utech Asia 97

The Japanese manufacturers have required a unique PU foam technology
providing high insulation efficiency . This has involved ... 2 m refrigerators
produced in Korea in 1995 , half were exported . Imports of ... 8 % of 1989 ODPte
plus 1989 HCFC consumption Phase - out 2004 - 35 % 2010 - 65 % 2015 - 90 %
2020 - 99 . 5 % 2030 - 100 ... Three routes were identified to replace the high
ozone depletion potential ( ODP ) CFC 11 with zero ODP blowing agents ( Figure
1 ) . Figure 1 ...


Publisher: iSmithers Rapra Publishing

ISBN: 9781859570906

Category: Polyurethanes

Page: 442

View: 540

The United States of Excess

... by contrast, the balance between farmer support and consumer support
increased consumer spending on food commodities by 2 percent, and in Japan
by ... The actual VAT rates that are applied to food production in the EU range
from zero ...

Author: Robert Paarlberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190231262

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 550

Compared to other wealthy countries, America stands out as a gluttonous over-consumer of both food and fuel. The United States boasts an obesity prevalence double the industrial world average, and per capita carbon emissions twice the average for Europe. Still worse, the policy steps taken by America in response to obesity and climate change have so far been the weakest in the industrial world. These aspects of America's exceptionalism are nothing to be proud of. Is it possible that America is hard-wired to consume too much food and fuel? Unfortunately, yes, says Robert Paarlberg in The United States of Excess. America's excess is driven in each case by its distinct endowment of material and demographic resources, its unusually weak national political institutions, and a unique political culture that celebrates both individual freedoms over social responsibility, and free markets over governmental authority. America's over-consumption is shown to be over-determined. Because of these powerful underlying circumstances, America's strongest policy response, both to climate change and obesity, will be adaptation rather than mitigation. As the damaging consequences of climate change become manifest, America will not impose adequate measures to reduce fossil fuel consumption, attempting instead to protect itself from storms and sea-level rise through costly infrastructure upgrades. In response to the damaging health consequences of obesity, America will opt for medical interventions and physical accommodations, rather than the policy measures that would be needed to induce better diets or more exercise. These adaptation responses will generate serious equity problems, both at home and abroad. Responding to obesity with medical interventions will fall short for those in America most prone to obesity - racial minorities and the poor - since these groups have never enjoyed adequate access to quality health care. Responding to climate change by building more resilient infrastructures at home, while allowing atmospheric concentrations of CO2 to continue their increase, will impose greater climate disruption on poor tropical countries, which are far less capable of self-protection. Awareness of these inequities must be the starting point toward altering America's current path.

Studio Thinking 2

Project Zero, 8: Reggio Children. (2001). Making learning ... Educational
Psychologist, 24(2), 113—142. Seidel, S. ... The learning gap: Why our schools
are fail— ing and what we can learn from japanese and Chinese education. New
York: ...

Author: Lois Hetland

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771597

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 257

" The first edition of this bestseller was featured inThe New York TimesandThe Boston Globefor its groundbreaking research on the positive effects of art education on student learning across the curriculum. Capitalizing on observations and conversations with educators who have used the Studio Thinking Framework in diverse settings, this expanded edition features new material, including: The addition ofExhibitionsas a fourth Studio Structure for Learning (along with Demonstration-Lecture, Students-at-Work, and Critique). Explanation and examples of the dispositional elements of each Habit, includingskill, alertness(noticing appropriate times to put skills to use), andinclination(the drive or motivation to employ skills). A chart aligning Habits to the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core. Descriptions of how the Framework has been used inside and outside of schools incurriculum planning, teaching,andassessmentacross arts and non-arts disciplines. A full-color insert with new examples of student art. Studio Thinking 2will help advocates explain arts education to policymakers, help art teachers develop and refine their teaching and assessment practices, and assist educators in other disciplines to learn from existing practices in arts education. Lois Hetlandis professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.Ellen Winneris professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero.Shirley Veenemais an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.Kimberly M. Sheridanis an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. “Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.” —From the Foreword to the Second Edition byLouise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA “Studio Thinking[is] a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” —From the Foreword to the First Edition byDavid N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero Praise for the First Edition ofStudio Thinking— “Winner and Hetland have set out to show what it means to take education in the arts seriously, in its own right.” —The New York Times “This book is very educational and would be helpful to art teachers in promoting quality teaching in their classrooms.” —School Arts Magazine “Studio Thinkingis a major contribution to the field.” —Arts & Learning Review “The research inStudio Thinkingis groundbreaking and important because it is anchored in the actual practice of teaching artists.... The ideas inStudio Thinkingcontinue to provide a vehicle with which to navigate and understand the complex work in which we are all engaged.” —Teaching Artists Journal “Hetland and her colleagues reveal dozens of practical measures that could be adopted by any arts program, inside or outside of the school.... This is a bold new step in arts education.” —David R. Olson, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto “Will be at the top of the list of essential texts in arts education. I know of no other work in art education with this combination of authenticity and insight.” —Lars Lindström, Stockholm Institute of Education “The eight studio habits of mind should become a conceptual framework for all preservice art education programs; this book should be read by all early and experienced art educators.” —Mary Ann Stankiewicz, The Pennsylvania State University "

O Neil Database

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Low Temperature Physics

The magnetic field - dependent part of the system energy then becomes E . - Għw
/ 2 + ( N - G ) 3w / 2 = ( hw / 2 ) ( 3N - 2G ) as B is initially ... Thus we see that at
zero temperature the values of the magnetization u = - 2E , OB change
discontinuously at magnetic field " values B ... V2 MAU " B°o ( 1 + 1 + ( BY ) * 74 -
11 / 2 - N , ( 16 ) 2015 ? ... orbit centers ( X , Y ) is consistent with Fermi statistics ,
and also minimizes the total 1 - particle potential Japanese Journal of Applied
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Category: Low temperatures


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Moody s Bond Record

Aaa Coll Mtge Oblig 9.75s. CI I B 2011 — Aaa Coll Mtge Oblig 9 97s. CI. 1-C.
2015 - Aaa Coll Mtge Oblig 9 00s. a. 1-0. 2017- - Ааа Coll ... 1999 83 Christiania
Bank OG Kreditkasse: 1 0 bid Japanese Zero-Cpn. Eurobonds. 1993 АаЭ 10 bill.
Japanese Ad). Rt Eurobonds ... A-2. 2019 Aa2 IBM Credit Corp.: 250 mill US $
Eurobond 9 50s, 1992 Aaa (Gtd. by IBM Corp.) Insight Capital Corp.: $164 900




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Vital Signs 2000

In three countries once solidly committed to nuclear power—France, China, and
Japan-nuclear power is losing its appeal. ... Starting from zero four years ago,
Spain moved into second place in terms of new wind installations in 1999 with
750 ... 2 percent of electricity generation, in 1998 the industry employed an
estimated 15,000 workers in the manufacture, installation, and operation of wind

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916611

Category: Nature

Page: 190

View: 114

The global trends documented in Vital Signs 2000--from the rapid rise in the sales of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps to the worldwide overpumping of growndwater--will play a large role in determining the quality of our lives and our children's lives in the next decade.